Photo: UNDP

Photo: UNDP

Since the late 1990s, there has been a steady reduction in Ukraine’s network of kindergartens due to lack of funds, low disposable incomes and a declining birth rate. The closure of preschools has become a regular phenomenon, with many preschools being converted for other municipal uses or sold to private organizations. 

According to the Education and Science Ministry, only 56% of children under six have the opportunity to attend preschools in Ukraine, and almost 1,000 no longer function at all.

Education PPPs can help governments obtain financial resources necessary for modernizing and reopening preschools as well as transfer managerial responsibilities to private sector partners.  P3DP is developing the Kyiv Education Facilities Maintenance PPP to demonstrate how government and the private sector can address these issues, leaving preschools free to focus on what they do best: teaching.

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